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Ottawa Tool Library

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Bettina Vollmerhausen
Co-founder
Ottawa Tool Library

250 City Centre, Bay #216
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1R 1C7

E-mail: volunteer@ottawatoollibrary.com
Web: http://www.ottawatoollibrary.com

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

The Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) is a non-profit tool lending library in Ottawa located at Makerspace North in City Centre off of Scott St.. We offer four categories of tools: hand tools, power tools, garden tools, and kitchen tools. We are a volunteer-driven organization and are always looking for community-minded individuals to share their talents, time, and energy to the cause.

As a non-profit social enterprise, the Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) relies on contributions from a range of talented individuals to fulfill its mission of providing access to tools and skills throughout the local community. Volunteers are essential to permit the OTL to lend tools to its membership at minimal cost, permitting access to a broad range of tools. Our mission is to engage and empower the community to participate in sharing resources by providing access to tools and skills for everybody.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
Do you like taking things apart to see how they work? Can you sometimes put them back together??

The Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) has all kinds of hand and power tools and is always looking for experienced tinkerers with free time on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings to:

- Help repair and maintain the wide variety of tools in our inventory.

- Dismantle irreparable and obsolete items to recover their metal content to be recycled and kept out of landfill.

If you have relevant experience and want to fulfill your destiny as an OTL Tool Doctor, please let us know!
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Sep 15, 2019
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) is a non-profit tool lending library in Ottawa located at Makerspace North in City Centre. We offer four categories of tools: hand tools, power tools, lawn and garden tools, and kitchen tools. Additionally, we will soon offer a supervised and fully-equipped WorkSpace where members who have completed mandatory safety training can rent bench time to work on projects. We are entirely volunteer-driven, and are always looking for community-minded individuals to lend their talents, time, and energy to the cause.

Tool Ninjas (time commitment 4-8 hours a month) are needed to be on hand when our Library and WorkSpace are open. In the Library, our Tool Ninjas advise members in choosing the right tools for the job, as well as in their proper and safe use. In the WorkSpace, they supervise all bench activity, highlighting safety, WorkSpace etiquette, and proper tool use, as well as providing tips and techniques to the members.

Successful Tool Ninjas will have the following qualifications:

* Be friendly, outgoing, and comfortable in engaging with our enthusiastic members;
* Be open and accepting of cultural and individual diversity, in both our membership and our volunteers.
* Be comfortable in advising members on their projects – tools, materials, and techniques – and in admitting lack of knowledge if necessary.

Ninja / WorkSpace monitors will have these additional qualifications:

* A strong understanding of and ability to enforce WorkSpace safety;
* Ability to demonstrate the proper and safe use of all WorkSpace tools;
* Ability to concurrently supervise multiple benches;

If you'd like to contribute your time and expertise to the fastest growing constructive community in Ottawa, please let us know!
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Sep 15, 2019
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The OTL is looking to grow our team of talented staff at the library who manage our front desk during our hours of operation (Mon, Wed and Sat). This includes our Librarians who manage interactions with members and the public, such as loans, renewals, open/close, resolve concerns and promote the library. Tool Ninjas are needed to be on hand when the library is open to assist members with choosing the right tool(s) for their project and advising on proper tool use for the safety of our members and longevity of our tools. If you'd like to join our library staff, please let us know!
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Sep 15, 2019